Health Care (Australia)

Tradie training: Health and exercise tips for workers on the tools

Hours spent performing physical tasks and endless time outdoors can take a big toll on tradesmen’s health.

Medicine

St Vincent's Hospital calls in external consultants to staunch $18 million blowout

A budget-blowout at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney will force staff to find $18 million worth of cuts as external consultants are called in to audit …

Health Care

Australian youth more at risk of obesity than their parents: report

There are renewed calls for a sugar tax, with a report showing young Australian adults are nearly twice as likely to be obese as their parents and …

Diabetes

Wait Awhile: WA the state that takes longest to pay its bills

Western Australia is officially the slowest state in the nation to settle the bill, according to new financial research.<p>The analysis by illion - …

Canberra

Patient's four-day wait for bed at new Royal Adelaide Hospital 'completely unacceptable'

An emergency patient at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital was forced to wait nearly four days for a bed, a senior SA Health executive has revealed at a …

Health Care

Paramedics fulfill palliative care patient's wish to see the ocean

“She was ecstatic with it all and she said...she is content now, everything is just as it should be,” he said.<p>“I thought if all these rocks weren’t …

Health Care

The Potential Of CRISPR Gene Editing, Explained In Five Minutes

DNA Strand<p>CRISPR gene editing is big news in the science world - but cutting DNA isn't all it can do.<p>If your brain turns to mush at the idea of …

Genetics

Aussie regions with the biggest waistlines

It shows our obsession with food has ranked us as the fifth most overweight and obese nation among all OECD countries — and we’re getting fatter by …

Obesity

Palliative patient's last wish to see the beach granted by paramedic crew

Two Queensland paramedics who went out of their way to fulfil the final wish of a palliative patient and bring her to the beach one last time say …

Health Care

An Australian ambulance crew drove out of their way on a 280km trip to let a palliative care patient see the ocean

Sometimes, it’s the little things in life which make a big difference.<p>An Australian ambulance service crew is being praised for their humanity with a …

Health Care

Men told to ignore 'outrageous claims' of illegal sex pills for sale online

Australian men are being warned not to take an illegal pill which online retailers claim increases semen production, fertility and orgasm …

Medicine

The alarming truth of obesity in Australia

A new government report has shown a worrying one-in-five children aged 2-4 are overweight or obese.<p>Toddlers today are twice as likely to be obese as …

Australia

Hepatitis A outbreak in Victoria

There are 10 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Victoria, with authorities confirming an outbreak.<p>The first case was reported in March with more …

Public Health

No 'free kicks' for healthcare providers, says new Primary Health Care chief

The pathology industry has "reached the limit" when it comes to consolidation and after years of being squeezed on fees, says the boss of one of …

Health Care

Complaints about health care in NSW surge, with one practitioner triggering 16 investigations

The number of complaints about NSW's health care providers has doubled in the past 10 years to more than 6300 in 2016-17, in what the Opposition has …

Health Care

333 Capital readies $300m Healthcare Australia auction

Potential buyers of the country's biggest recruiter of doctors and nurses, Healthcare Australia, will soon be given an early look at the firm's …

Health Care

Canberra Now: DFAT's MH17 response, and club move on hold

Rise and shine Canberra, it's Friday! You're nearly at the weekend, just hang on.<p>Today's forecast is a top of 28 with a mostly sunny morning followed …

Manus Island

Benefits in moderate coffee drinking

Medical scholars who analysed more than 200 studies say moderate coffee drinking is not harmful to people's health and could help to prevent heart …

Health

Paramedics take palliative care patient to the beach

A pair of Queensland paramedics made a detour to the beach for a palliative care patient who wanted to see the ocean again.<p>The unidentified patient …

Health Care

Health benefits of coffee drinking supported by science, review finds, with links to lower risk of cancers, death - Health - ABC News

It seems every other day there's a new report about whether drinking coffee is good for you or not.<p>Now, a review of more than 200 scientific studies …

Health

If You Want to Get Stronger, Follow This CrossFit Coach's Simple Advice

When I signed up for CrossFit, one of my first goals was to be able to do one pull-up. Almost 16 months later, I can do one, but man, it's still a …

CrossFit

QAS take palliative care patient to the beach at request

A Queensland ambulance crew have fulfilled the wish of a patient in palliative care to go to the beach.<p>QAS posted a heart-warming pic of the …

Health Care

Primary Health flags increase in costs

Pathology and medical centre operator Primary Health Care says the opening of new centres and investments in new technology and businesses will dent …

Health Care

'New generation' drinks a dental concern

Australian teens must be convinced to get off sugary energy and sports drinks for the sake of their teeth not just their weight, a public health …

Health

The hotline that will fast track access to medicinal cannabis for NSW patients

A new hotline is expected to fast track access to medicinal cannabis for palliative care patients in NSW.<p>Doctors will soon have access to the NSW …

Cannabis

Carlton Connect Initiative

DRIVING SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS<p>The University is transforming the former Royal Women’s Hospital site into a globally recognised …

Australian Universities

Why your vaginal microbiome (like your gut) is important - Health - ABC News

You've probably heard about the microbiome in your gut.<p>It's the collection of trillions of tiny microorganisms thought to have a powerful effect on …

Microbiome

Phoenix Down Under: Auditor likens bungled payroll system to 'catastrophic' Australian experience

The failure of a Phoenix-like pay system in Australia’s Queensland Health service in 2010 cost taxpayers $1.2 billion and was described by the …

Canadian News

Editorial: Phoenix goes from bad to worse

In early 2010, a government department in Queensland, Australia, launched a new IT payroll system for its 78,000 employees. But the workers soon …

Canadian News

More walking would reduce disease burden

Australians could significantly reduce their risk of heart disease and other chronic disease by simply walking for an extra 15 minutes a day, five …

Diabetes